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SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
on the many, many contributions of african-americans in this city and how each of us has changed the gee graval and cultural landscape of this city. how fitting that we celebrate black history month today, which is also the same as lunar new year and also an opportunity -- opportunity to reflect on the diversity of this city and how happy we are to be in a city which is so inclussive. so without forth delay i would like to welcome you on behalf of mator's office of neighborhood services. mayor lee will be joining us later. with the invocations, we would like to invite pastor stacey kerns. >> good amp. let us pause for a moment to invite the presence of god. shall we pray together? god, our help in ages past, our hope in years to come, we invite your holy presence to bless this celebration of african-american history month. we give up thanks and praise for the legacy, the creativity, the genius and contributions of african-american people everywhere. we pray that you would strengthen this organization and strengthen all organizations that support telling the story of black history. and so
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm PST
. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be where we are today. as asian americans, we think and appreciate the w
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 9:38am PST
in the fiscal year at that time to be able to respond and make policy adjustments using that leverage with celery on reserve to make decisions for the remainder of the year. now that we are further along, we are at the point where the department's operations would need to be adjusted significantly because of the shorter amount of time remaining in the year if we had to withhold spending. >> we are not aware of any interruptions or cause of disbursement of funds through the restoration process? >> i am not aware of any cause for problems in spending. if you are aware of any issues or hear of anything, i would be happy to work with the department. the direction to my office throughout the year has been clear. we have made a commitment that if the state budget came through and we did not have these large losses of revenues, it was our intent to fully expend those funds. any department that did not wish to, we wanted to talk with them. i fully believe that we have worked with our departments to the best of our ability to make sure that we followed through on it. supervisor chu: this item
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 10:08am PST
understand the importance of broadband and encourage them to participate to use broadband in their daily lives. things like -- things like how to find a job online, how to access city services online, how to communicate with family members. those types of things will be handled primarily by our community partners, but in the department of technology, we need administrative personnel to help us manage that and make sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing under the grant. supervisor mirkarimi: that sounds great, but to me, it is just a question of growing government more so and not really understanding what the total objective is. when we benefit from these federal grants, i am not seeing what the goals are, at least not in what is provided before us. i also want to take this gratuitous moment to remind the department of technology, that if part of the premise -- for me, and us -- is to build inclusion of san franciscans into having access to technology, being able to elevate their level of information, and transmitting and receiving, i do not understand, ofor $60,000, of do
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 12:08pm PST
to the public. >> what could be useful for us is to let us know in advance when those public comment opportunities would be before the decision is made. that would be helpful for us to get the word out to the community organizations. >> there are some meetings that are being coined now and there is also an e-mail that we would like families to use that is good opportunity for families to give us feedback as well. >> i know that the draft middle school theater pattern is currently in draft form. i'm not sure if it is prop it to talk about but -- i not sure if it is appropriate to talk about. there is a specialty language components and i don't see them assigned to any particular school. >> yes. >> ok. the graph shows a color pattern that indicates where different schools should be. i am sure there was probably some conversations that went into the proposals. perhaps in an intervening time, you could set up a time with our office and we are interested in looking at the different patterns. >> absolutely, we can call your office and talk about this. >> thank you. i would like to add to w
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
and requested the very same documentation we used in our investigation but brown writes the information has not been provided to me which he minds disrespectful. >> we will put forth some to have same questions that came out in the story asked for answers we will have sessions here we will be questioning about all these issues. >> chairman brown says he knows a thing or two about upsetting tax payers after his own recent problems with thriving high priced city vehicles. >> there will be tax payers to say why is kwami brown after the trouble he has been through this week going to be the guy in charge looking how the money is being spent. >> well, one, the trucks have been returned, two, i have said that i would compensate for the time i used the vehicles, no taxpayer dollars currently spent further, and we are moving on. so i mean i think that is how you take responsibility you own up, make sure it goes back, don't throw anyone under the bus take full responsibility. >> you expect that same forth rightness from him. >>> yes, we expect the board of trustees to demand that. >> he expects to se
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 2:38pm PST
not only of our communities, but of many communities that have fought for us to be here today. again, happy new year. thank you for being here and joining in on the celebration. [applause] >> thank you, supervisors. assessor phil ting plays a crucial role in our city. his office is responsible for calling on all of us to pay our property taxes. maybe not so popular, but we like him. [laughter] his office makes sure that the revenue is here for the city budget. without further ado, please welcome city assessor phil ting. >> thank you. i am usually not popular with everyone else, but with other city officials, i am very popular. come budget time, they come calling. welcome to city hall. happy new year, everybody. it is an honor to see all of you here. it is a reminder for all of us as public servants that we are here to serve you. the day we opened city hall to all of you -- it is quite an honor to see all of you here celebrating with us. it is a reminder of how we have to constantly keep city hall opened, not just for the folks that have access, but for those that do not. it has been a strug
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
's it for me. i'm wolf bliztzer in "the situation room". >> thanks for joining us. i'm jessica yellin. john king is off tonight. newt gingrich gets ready to make his presidential ambitions official, and possible republican candidate mike huckabee is confused about where the current president grew up. but first, the u.s. is closer to the crisis in libya. tonight two u.s. warships are heading for the waters off libya although for now he says it's not to fight. >> we'll be enter the mediterranean shortly. it will provide us a capability for both emergency evacuations. >> moammar gadhafi is trying as hard as he can to hold onto power. pro-gadhafi troops tried and failed to retake a town neurotripoli currently under rebel control. and one of gadhafi's sons tells cnn the government is trying to talk with the rebels, but the rebel leadership is in chaos. let's start with cnn's international correspondent, ben wedeman, who is in rebel-held city benghazi. the former libyan interior minister says the noose is tightening around gadhafi's neck. tell us where have you gone and what have you seen? >> we
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 10:38am PST
of prodding, controlling. just so that it does not look like a federal grand coming to us that is not well applied to the scale and the volume of people in san francisco. >> our represented can speak to that. generally, many of those grants are administered by the ntia. so they have tried to incorporate some of those things they learned in terms of the monitoring they are requiring us to do. to insure these programs are relevant and are making a concerted effort to share practices among the different participants in this program nationwide, and are developing a group of grantees in urban areas, trying to develop one-on- one interaction, so we can learn from one another. i think they have learned from that program. there was a big emphasis on the sustainability on these programs beyond the life of the grant. the interest in broadband beyond the media training. i think that has been an emphasis on the ntia. supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors. department of aging and adult services. our program is going to be putting computers and technology -- wi technology into c
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 11:00am EST
international airport. the shooting involved a u.s. military shuttle bus. someone got on the bus and started shooting. two are confirmed dead. we believe they're two u.s. soldiers. one person has been taken into custody. again we know two are killed. it is reported that those are two u.s. soldiers. the incident is over, the airport is operating as usual. this is out of frankfurt. as soon as we get more detail, we get to fred out of berlin. >>> the u.s. supreme court is reaffirming the first amendment right to free speech even if it is painful and ugly. in an 8-1 decision, they say a kansas church can push their message outside military funle rals. jeffrey toobin is on the phone with us. jeff, let's start off here, is this a surprise to you the court's decision? because this is a case that everybody's been watching. >> reporter: it's a pain until awful case and the westboro baptist church is an insuggelt religion everywhere. but the decision is not a surprise. these statements in this context, nondisruptive statements about politics, are at the heart of what the first amendment is all about e
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 6:15am EST
difficult to prove, it took us an extraordinary long time to conduct the investigation and then to write the affidavit alleges the indictment, that led to the civil settlement. so in retrospect, it wasn't nearly as easy as it was with add, where we had clear fraud early on and we present that to the agency. so would we have liked to have seen something more punitive with lpg from a law-enforcement perspective? i think i could probably say inherently yes. but -- >> my time has expired. that's okay. >> i thank you, mr. tiefer. commissioner henke. >> thank you, mr. chairman. captain carrington, your offices is responsible providing past performance training on the systems you manage, right? >> yes, sir. >> and you provide, he said 16,000 users, different levels of training to provide the training, i guess you do site visits, youtube video telecom to? >> we do online training. if you're a registered user we do site and we do go to for instance, a perfect sample is next month we're going to be in huntsville, alabama, we expect to train up to five other people. >> you also hold past performanc
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 1:08pm PST
elevator cut actually was not introduced until 1921. >> tell us about this antique controller. what makes it different from a modern controller? >> the elevator is running on the original d.c. power. really simple in operation. does not include a lot of the features we would have in an elevator today, automatic door operation, dispatching, push button operation. none of those features are present, but this is the original from 1913. on this side, we have all the relays that actually control the elevator. the safety service -- city circuit, position, speed, and control of the power to the motor. >> here is a really interesting piece of historic machinery. tell us about this. >> this is one of the main safety devices of the elevator system, and the device still exists today even on modern elevators. it detects if the elevator is going into unsafe over speed conditions. it is attached to the road itself, and the car over speeds, bees fly balls would come out, and the governor jobs would come out and grab on to the governor wrote, which would hold the break or the safety on the elevator to ca
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 6:08am PST
resource. supervisor mirkarimi: thank you. next speaker, please. >> i have been using the hanc recycling center for decades. since the recent environmental action center, as referred to earlier, was opened. i support community recycling and i do use the center because i do not wish to use my blue band. i would rather donate the materials to the organization for all of the good that they do. many of those uses were referred to earlier by others, i will not reiterate them out. the idea of a machine for bottles and cans is absurd to me, as other people pointed out. those are not the material steps the state -- those are not just the only materials that the center takes. items that other people can take back our very important. as a professional gardener, and must reiterate that this is a bad site for a community garden. the conversion process alone is one thing, but the side has for sunlight coming in, there are tree issues -- it is a very poor site and i am sure that there are much preferred sites. i guess that is the primary thing i would like to mention. supervisor mirkarimi: a
WHUT
Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
. this is the day fighting between those members and brigades. >> welcome to "gmt." you join us in the midst of what has been billed as the 34 years since the foundation of the people's committee in libya. muammar gaddafi delivering a defiant message both to his people and the international community. the libyan people, he says, is free to exercise power whichever way it deems. any interference is not acceptable. we will carry on listening to his address. >> to 200 -- and now i am hearing news about 2000. half of these fatalities from the army and policemen because their positions were attacked. there should be a commission of inquiry to find out what happened and to identify the fatalities, where they came from. they attacked the brigade, they attacked the police station. and people were gunned down outside the station. they killed soldiers inside barracks. when the fighting started, orders were issued to stop the fighting. we asked the soldiers to go back home. and i would like people -- i would like to arm the people. people heeded my advice. received arms. armed themselves. and then they starte
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 4:30am PST
park attraction that pays patrons to use the facility. hanc has always been at the forefront of green issues. hanc was founded to save mount sutro and to stop a freeway that would have destroyed the panhandle and much of golden gate park's. the rec and park commission supported the freeway. in 1974, there was no place to recycle in the haight ashbury, so hanc started a recycling operation. now, all san franciscans recycle, but there is still a desperate need for more redemption centers in san francisco. state law requires that consumers be refunded their deposits for beverage containers. sustaining the earth's biological system cannot be accomplished without native plants. therefore, a native plant nursery was created at the recycling center. we propagate over 60 species of san francisco native plants to support native birds, insects, and other wildlife. the nursery supplies plans to numerous gardens and habitat restoration projects throughout the city, including green schoolyards, mission greenbelt, butterfly quarter, and many reckon park projects. we have planted over an acre of nat
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
was at the speech. he's joining us now live. nic, was this another simple ramble expose, if you will, by gadhafi, a little bit more normal than what he said yesterday, or was it just vintage gadhafi? >> reporter: i think this was gadhafi going on the offensive, far from throwing in the towel and giving up here. a two and a half hour speech, longer than some of his other speeches. the symbolism was there, carried live on national tv. walked into the room and crowds of his supporters chanted and he literally stood taking all this adulation for ten minutes before he sat down and started speaking. he had a number of threats, not only for the united states, as we heard there, but for the rebels. on the one hand telling the rebels just there's gunfire going on in the background in tripoli, not only telling the rebels that they should put down their weapons and they wouldn't face charges or they could still sort of stop the fighting, if they wanted to, which was strange because at the same time he was attacking them, bombing them in the east of the country, as ben wedeman was witnessing, but also he wa
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 6:38am PST
and a legal standpoint. next item is that the use of the data for free and reduced lunch program is severely restricted. we are not in a position where we can simply take the data we have already in existence and transfer it over. the data, by federal law, is restricted to the use of free and reduced lunch programs. we are not able to move that over. what we have to do is recreated in a way that can be set up so we can gather the same kind of data, but we have to do it in a separate new infrastructure. it is a redundancy. it is a bureaucratic mess, but it is what we have to do in order to follow the law and not risk funding for our free lunch program. the next two items on your i want to talk about is that with 12,000 passes, there is significant risk in being able to move that kind of money. we are talking about roughly the value of passes would be at $250,000. setting that up either at the sites or even at the central location requires an amount of risk. you are putting staff at risk. there are security issues. there is the ability for us to be able to accept that and be able to move it ba
FOX
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
and followed by mr. snider and we'll take questions after that and today the supreme court obviously gave us a decision, and we're not necessarily pleased with the outcome. this is a background, we started this five years ago to this day. matt died on march 3rd, 2006, and here we are almost five years later to the date and getting a decision from the supreme court. there is a list of names behind me on the courthouse and matthew's name is one of the names. and those are our american heros. they died for our country, for our right to be out here speaking and as you know and heard us say before, we don't believe they died for someone's right to harass someone at a funeral. nonetheless, the supreme court made it's edition and their decision is fine a. i'm very proud of mr. snider for taking on this case. it's been a long, long five years and he's been through a lot. and my heart goes out to him each and every day, each and every time i think about this. when i read that opinion today, just going over the facts of the case again today, it was breaking my heart just to read the opinion describing
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
want to tell you about a gunman who opened fire on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers outside the frankfurt airport in germany. two people were killed. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the broken windshield of the bus carrying u.s. soldiers. the shooting happened at the airport in frankfurt, germany near several u.s. military bases. police say a gunman opened fire as the bus sat outside a terminal. two people were killed. the bus driver and a passenger. and two others were wounded. police took the gunman into custody. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. randall pinkston, cbs news. >>> a u.s. park police officer is being treated for injuries after a motorcycle accident on the southeast southwest tree way near 7th street southwest. the accident happened just before 11:00 this morning. right now there is no word on the severity of the officer's injuries. police are investigating exactly how that crash happened. >>> late this morning the supreme court ruled that the first amendment protects members of a controversial church would hold anti-gay from
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 11:45pm EST
to 2017. we have tools that will allow us to tighten monetary policy in more or less the normal way, even if the balance sheet remains large. for example, we have the authority to pay interest on reserves by raising the rate that we pay on reserves to banks, we can effectively raise the short-term money market rate and that will work through the financial system just pretty much the same way that a higher federal funds rate target will work. so there are different i was for us to unwind. obviously ultimately as senator shelby pointed out, it is important for us to get back to a more normal size of our balance sheet. we will do so. but the pace at which we do that is not -- does not constrain us from tightening monetary policy at the appropriate time. as i was trying to explain also to senator shelby, the criterion we'll be using will be first we want to be sure that price stability is maintained, that inflation remains low and stable, and in doing that we'll have to look ahe to where inflation is going, not just where it's been, but also to the extent that'consistent with that, we want to
FOX
Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
's in contact with her siblings on a regular basis. she probably talks to at least one of us almost daily. >> decker's husband is serving in afghanistan. he was home for the month of january and returned to the war zone in early february. joining us to talk more about the case is captain ken prat of the loudoun county sheriff's department. captain, good morning. i know you're holding a press conference about this later on today and thank you for joining us to talk about it. can you tell us what latest is on the case? >> the latest is that we're trying to gather as many leads as possible. any information that we can get from not only the relatives but also friends and then perhaps acquaintances, classmates of bethany, so that we can follow- up and try to establish a better time line of what has occurred not only before january 29th, but also through february 19th an up to date on -- and up to date on bethany's whereabouts. >> and this timeline, bethany was last seen january 29th. she wasn't reported missing until february 19th. that's a considerable amount of time. is that unusual and doe
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 3:00am PST
that's not good enough for us because we have to learn the hand gauge because we don't want to sit around feeling unnerved when someone says sea levels can go 25 feet. that's not where leaders take others. we have to know what's real and in the range of possibility. so this report is the best primer on what is effective climate. secondly, we all here about the poles shrinking in antarctica, based on this you see they play a bigger roll with respect to water and reflection from the sun. there are things you need to know. we don't need fearful people. many of us are managers that make hard decisions in investments we need to be empowered and knowledgeable. this looks at a state of the art of what's fake, real , fact or fiction about global warming. we have to make up indecisions, it may go 25 feet but some of us won't be here in 150 years. we have to know what's available to us in the next 25 years so you have to get in your mind the range of possibilities. finally the worst thing we can do and i'm a general manager of a water district, is to believe we are not going to have to build
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 10:38am PST
started to do it over and over again. it was only 10 years later and that we began to see ways to use that in a more pro-active way. we would come out of a nightclub in new york city, my brother, my cousin, and i. we had had some experience with the police harassing us on the streets. this particular night, somebody had gotten into a fight, we were probably the only black folks in a white neighborhood the party that they were at, they were playing salsa, marvin gaye, and we were hanging out after the birthday party. we got caught up in a situation where the police had been called for shots fired. we happened to be the only black people there, they got us and put us in jail. that was the first day that you mentioned. the long and short of it is, i was in my second year of law school at the time. i am reading all these things about criminal procedure, criminal law. the stuff that is on the books is not what is happening on the streets. don't i have some kind of rights? miranda or something? they just did what they want and it was the first time that somebody had taken my body and had ph
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 1:38pm PST
upcoming study. >> we have all these various uses to make sure they're not conflicting, the use as a farmer's market and passengers, parking. i thought there were no parks or trucks allowed. what is the deal here? >> deliveries. all of the marketplace and merchants need to have vehicles to bring bread and delivered bread to other restaurants. >> that is true, we are orienting the ferry building, the first floor anyway, as part of a food center, restaurants and food services and supplies, and we need a place to deliver. you surely cannot park on embarcadero to deliver. you need a place to do it. when i tried to drive back here, they will not let me. >> there are a number of public and private parking garages within walking distance. people who visit the farmers market or ferry building can find those. some of those are on the website. >> we just heard three blasts of the ferry horn. that means? backing up, and 5 means watch out, imminent danger. look at the ferry building, it was built in 2003, just after returned 100 years old. that is the first major piece of this area. the nex
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm PST
, and not knowing what is happening. >> i agree. that is one area where you have helped us a great deal, you as a group, bringing this to our attention. i am much more confident on the light rail side right now. in addition to restating our policy, we have new technology, and now we are able to monitor better. we were able to get all of our cited in sync so that the cited on board matches that signed at the platform. if you decide to switch to an outbound train that is leaving, let's say, embarcadero, we should be able to tell people consistently throughout the trip that we are short-turning a train at 8 particular destination. commisioner wiener: i am frequently on the k, l, or m. i do not recall seeing any notification or silage. it does not affect me personally, but i would like to hear that it is turning around above ground. if that is something that is feasible -- i do not know that it is -- i do not believe it is happening, from my perspective. >> i will be happy to check. commissioner campos: commissioner avalos? commissioner avalos: anticipation about switchbacks occurring -- i wonde
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 3:08pm PST
. the museum was established in 1951, so it has been now refers. it is absolutely gorgeous, using the nicely redone, so the event last week was to promote itself to all kinds of the event planners, because it is going to take a while longer for the exhibits to be built out, so the facility is available for rental, and i have to tell you, it is going to be an amazing spot to watch anything related to the america's cup, so i think they will do very well. but if you get a chance to get in and see it, it is worth seeing. wonderful. very proud, and congratulations to them from all of us. later this week on thursday is the annual fishermans wharf merchants association dinner and silent auction. this is 8 already, so this is their eighth anniversary. this year, the restaurant out at the end of pier 39. it will begin at 7:00 p.m. as i said, thursday, february 10. the merchants association is honoring the family for their contributions to the rich history of fisherman's wharf. as you may recall, mr. simmons was very connected with pier 39 and very much involved in the development of pier 39, and his
NBC
Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
approved the bill last week. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the latest delay in the vote on the same- sex marriage bill? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> dozens of truckers expressing their anger over a possible fuel tank increase. lawmakers are considering raising vehicle registration fees. some fear a higher fuel tax will force drivers to fill up in other states. the plan was stop funding for a program that compensates school districts. it is estimated it would save nearly $12 million. it is the cost of doing business. $4 billion in cuts. >> house lawmakers avoided a temporary shutdown. kate amara is in washington with more. >> good morning. the senate is scheduled to vote on the measure this morning and it is expected to pass. shut down averted, for now. house lawmakers buying time in the budget process despite approval of an emergency spending bill to keep the government running. republicans say the measure is just the beginning. >> the american people
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
. he was just 20 years old. his father, albert, joins us now from york, pennsylvania. mr. snyder, what was your reaction to today's supreme court decision? >> i was kind of shocked. i can't believe that the supreme court today has now told us that we have no rights to bury our dead in peace. it's a sad at a for our military men and women, their families. it's a sad day for all america americans. my first thought is what kind of society have we become? >> couric: are you surprised the decision was so overwhelming with eight out of nine justices backing the protesters? >> yes, i was, katie. they may be book smart but they don't have the common sense god gave a goat. you know, the justices and the government will send their children to war, and they'll send them back in body bags, and then they can't even give us enough respect to pure them in peace. >> couric: the church has protested outside many other funerals. what would you say to other grieving families today? >> well, there's not much we can do about it anymore. when the government won't do anything about it and the courts give us
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
is the justification for continued u.s. taxpayer investment? in egypt and elsewhere, successive u.s. administrations failed to move beyond the status quo and prepare for the future. we should not associate the protests in jordan and bahrain events transpire in other places. we have failed to effectively use our resources to help build strong accountable institutions that protect basic human rights. this administration's crier decision to cut support from pro-democracy civil groups in egypt and the only fund groups seceded with the mubarak government is a mistake and it must never repeat. then the mistake of the bush administration and continued and that the country -- under the current administration, to get new business with the libyan regime. john's wife, victoria, my constituent, and others are in the audience today. madam secretary, i have a letter that they have written requesting yours and director miller's help in securing information about the role of gaddafi in the 1980's and 1990. some of us objected to the normalization of relations with the libyan regime. this is proof that the oppressor
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
to the airport there. he is going to join us for the very latest. again two u.s. service members among those who were killed and injured in an attack there at the airport in germany. we will bring that to you in just a short time. also we want to bring you up to date on fast moving developments. the libyan military has dropped three bombs and you see it on the map, brega. the opposition may control the town managing to drive out libyan troops. that's not the only place to see military action there. military camps on the outskirts. first we want to tell you about an aerial bombing has led some to propose the united states consider imposing a no-fly zone over the country. but the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff said he called this a complex operation. one of those is a uss -- you are looking here at a photo of the ship from today as it went through the canal. near the region. secretary of defense, robert gates has said the repositioning is to provide humanitarian relief and the capen't for emergency evaguations. let me tell you about the capabilities. it has the ability to transport troops,
PBS
Mar 2, 2011 3:00pm PST
and nato enter libya. >> woodruff: plus we look at military options for the u.s. and others, including establishing a no-fly zone over the north african nation. >> warner: marcia coyle gives us the latest from the supreme court, including today's 8-1 ruling upholding the free speech rights of protesters at military funerals. >> woodruff: spencer michels reports on the controversy surrounding dozens of no fishing zones off the coast of california. >> california is establishing dozens of protected areas in the ocean, but the problem is there aren't enough game wardens to enforce the rules. >> warner: and jeffrey brown talks to libyan-born u.s. poet khaled mattawa about life in libya under qaddafi and today's uprising. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institu
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 2:08pm PST
[appla [applause] [applause] >> thank you, everyone for joining us. good evening and welcome to mayor edwin lee and san francisco city hall possible lunar new year celebration. i am lisa ahng, the liaison of mayor li's to the asian-american community. i want to preface this part by siam only 1/8 chinese, so there is only a 12.5% chance this will go as it should. [speaking chinese] to start up the night, we have the chair of the treasure island board of directors and chairman of the asian american pacific celebration committee c laudine chang. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. thank you so much for celebrating -- joining us on this joyous occasion. welcoming and celebrating lunar new year. i am delighted to be your mistress of ceremonies this evening. this year, the chinese new year started on thursday, february 3. lunar new year, 4709, symbolized by the year of the hare. we all know it as a chinese new year but lunar new year was actually celebrated by many ethnic groups within the asian american pacific families, including vietnamese-americans, caribbean-americans, and o
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
those countries, which are so important. certainly in the long run all of us are going to have to adjust to what these relationships mean, but i know on balance i'm optimistic that there is a chance for stability and opportunity that just didn't exist as recently as four weeks ago. and i would just like to emphasize also the secretary said about al qaeda. i think it's a fundamental, almost none to defeat, but certainly it is a less than or msh that completely undermines the strategy of al qaeda. >> admiral mullen, can you talk a little bit about as a result of their trip last week, what adjustments you feel the u.s. military needs to be making right now and needs to be working on because of the changes and events in terms of the u.s. oteri relationship with any of these countries? secretary gates, a baker advice on that as well. >> i'm not sure about some significant adjustments right away. i think it's really important to stay engaged with them and as i said listen to what their concerns are. they actually want us to stay with them milks the mill. i want to see, you know, the assistance
FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 11:00am EST
reportedly near or on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers at the frankfurt airport. amy kellogg is following this breaking story live from london. amy. >> reporter: yes, we're trying to piece together the information. we're getting it at this point various press agencies on the ground, pretty much now the frankfurt police and the u.s. military, who are investigating this. two people dead, we understand, one, a u.s. soldier, when allegedly a 21-year-old shooter from kosovo opened fire on a bus, carrying u.s. soldiers, at the frankfurt airport. now, this just happened, so, again, we're just piecing together this information. we believe it's one soldier killed, and the driver of the bus, and then two people taken to the hospital. you know the airport base, the medical center, which is part of the u.s. military s. based very close to frankfurt and that is the biggest u.s. military hospital outside the united states. it's where soldiers coming from iraq and afghanistan are treated. again, we don't have information about the actual soldiers on that bus, where they were going, to or from, but we kn
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
>> from all of us here, look at these cloudy shots from mount tam live. >>> tonight on "world news," women making money. an historic new look at the truth about american women and their paychecks. and how to make the future better. >>> exposing the truth. our christiane amanpour shows gadhafi forces covering up the reality on the streets. >>> floods and fires. rising water threatens the entire midwest, while florida is burning. >>> made in america. are you sure your home is filled with american goods? we show one family the truth and what a shock tonight. >>> and, surprising life. the unexpected story of america's pioneer pinup girl, jane russell, who died yesterday. >>> good evening. the last time it happened in america, it was 1963, and john kennedy was in the white house. we got answers to some direct questions about women in the united states. what are their paychecks, their opportunities and their obstacles? well, now, tonight, almost 50 years later, those questions have finally been asked and answered once again. a huge new report on american women, where gains have been made
NBC
Mar 2, 2011 11:00am EST
, 2011. we begin with breaking news out of the district. a u.s. park police officer on a motorcycle has been struck by a car. it happened on i-395 near seventh street behind lafont plaza. let's look live at a traffic camera from that area. the officer was being flown to the hospital and is critically injured. we're joined by phone with the latest. >> all lanes are blocked. not far from lafont plaza. we do have several vehicles involved in a motor vehicle collision. it is what we call a priority one, which is serious. the injuries don't appear to be life threatening, but they are serious. and as you said, the medevac helicopter just departed moments ago for a nearby trauma center. >> can you tell us what caused this accident. did a career e rear-end the motorcycle? >> people are looking into the circumstances how it did occur. but right now all lanes are closed. we got the call about 15 minutes ago. it's a developing scene for the most part. but all lanes are -- i can tell you that there are several other vehicles involved. i don't know how they all became involved. but they don't seem t
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
>>> show of force. more u.s. warships head to the mediterranean, as libyan rebels consider asking for international military intervention. >>> open for business. the house passes a stopgap budget bill. the senate is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginness is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s.
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am PST
like to make. we thank the supervisor for giving us this opportunity. the first is that rec and park basically violated their own public outreach policy in developing this proposal for a community garden. the reason we want to make that point is that only because it is true, but it was kept from being placed on the public record, key an important tax. the first is that the recycling center is not opposed by the master plan. in deed it lays out that master plan in a way in which we can be consistent and be more of a part of golden gate park. the dictionary definition of recreation, based on recover and renewal, a pleasant physical activity resulting in renewal in recovery. which is recycling. far from being banned, you will hear testimony from the master plan that is supported. before i go any further, i would like those that support the haight ashbury neighborhood council in this room continuing to be at the center, please stand up. [applause] thank you. thank you. supervisor mirkarimi: ok, folks. >> you will hear from their testimony that the overwhelming users are the neighborhoods
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 11:38am PST
for the school? we need a tie-breaker system and this is a new process. this allows us to provide an opportunity for all of the students to have a school of their choice. but one of the main considerations is the average test score areas. there are certain parts of the city which are included in your packet and you will see attendance area boundaries. in this matter i am showing you, on the shaded area, these are the areas of the city where students who live in these areas are the most underserved and low were performing historically. we want them to have the opportunity to have a chance to enroll into one of their schools of choice. this area is a prominent feature in our tie-breaker system. elementary attendance areas have been redrawn. some were drawn in the 70's and 80's engine not aligned right down to the way our priorities are and so we have redrawn attendance areas around most of our elementary schools. all students live within an intended area. middle schools and high schools don't have an attendance area at this point. we also have some schools across the city which mean they don't hav
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
country was right there with us, and all the wars we've had. is it better to do it peacefully? absolutely. >> you're a national guardsman. >> i'm a lieutenant colonel, 31 years. i'm a cog in the wheel and go where i'm told. >> you must talk to lots of guys while you're serving. >> i obviously participate in all the briefings. i've been to afghanistan. >> do many of them think the war in iraq was a good idea? >> in iraq? yes. absolutely. it's easier to try to figure out what would have been or could have been. but the fact that we did make the decision, your country and our country should be proud as to what our men and women did. >> it's been fascinating talking to you. >> that's it? >> that's it. you can come back when you're ready to announce you're running for president. how about that? >> okay, whatever. good to meet you. >> my pleasure. that's it for tonight. here's anderson cooper with "ac 360." >> piers, thank you very much. good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with breaking news. a new report tonight that libyan opposition leaders may ask for air strikes under u.n. security co
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 2:00am EST
demonstrations. people in the city tell us that they are too afraid to go out canal. the first thing that comes to mind when you have four explosions that are regular and spaced apart is that this is not an accident. the first thing that comes to mind after that is this would be the opposition element trying to put some sort police are putting into place. it is still not clear from where we are. i think we really need to go r the opposition here in benghazi. but they have not come up with a solid single position, whether it's on the question of foreign intervention or the no-fly zone. just a few days ago, the city council of benghazi met to discuss the question of foreign involvement, possible military intervention in libya, and they voted almost unanimously against it. you do hear lots of individual libyans voicing support for some sort of strike against moammar gadhafi. one man said he would like to see a cruise missile launched on his palace. but there's no one single group speaking with one voice, making that kind of demand. perhaps individuals, but not as a single voice. >
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 2:00am PST
scientists and nobody will stop you from talking about that. this panel invited us into a very unsettling way of framing the discussion those of us steeped the fight. we assume this is inevitable and we're focussing entirely on how to respond to it's impacts. this is a discussion that we absolutely must have because we're in a race against time. as we know, we're already feelg the impacts of global warming and things going to get worst before better so its the job of global managers to plan for the worst and that's what we're here to talk about today. among the issues, what impacts are we most concerned about, what adaptations are necessary and what models or in the analysis are they planning to do and what initial things do they need for future decisions. our discussion takes place against a political backdrop here in california where leaders in both parties recognized the importance of including global warming in our strategies you know the governors water proposal called for 4 and a half billion dollars. sites reservoir and tell mperance river. together these would provide five hundred tho
SFGTV2
Mar 2, 2011 8:08am PST
and pier 39. they solicited for us and got a lot of wonderful things. without further ado, the awards are named after somebody who has really care about public education, somebody who has stepped up to the plate, who has made public education a priority and makes it easy for me to work for him. i want to intduce our mayor of san francisco, mayor gavin newsom. [applause] >> thank you, hydra. the guests get bigger and bigger every year, and more exciting. remember, last year we did this as kind of a pick and choose. some folks were left very happy. some were left wanting. that was not lost on us. we tried to have a stronger base line of gifts this year, which is appropriate because you deserve them. we are very grateful. that is the spirit that brings us together -- gratitude, the spirit that defines excellence. the work that you do continues l beyond your tenure and stewardship. you have an impact that endures, impact that becomes indelible, that manifest not only through the course of someone's educational experience but well beyond in the course of their lives. like anything, the nar
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 1:00am EST
sanctions carried out by western air forces. the u.s. government went on record saying gadhafi has to go. tonight, the question is, will these opposition forces actually ask for outside help to make that happen? it appears right now there is something of a stalemate on the ground. tripoli still under gadhafi's control. we'll talk to a man hiding in his home who said he was stabbed by libyan police. he described the streets as frightingly quiet. benghazi is controlled by the opposition. the libyan government claim there is is no real uprising against gadhafi. they continue to claim a few dozen terrorists in each city are holding the populations hostage and claim they have never fired on libyan civilians. they say they've only killed foreigners attacking government forces. tonight, new video to show you to show that those government claims are false. this was taken sunday in tripoli, reportedly near the market. it appears to show protesters armed only with rocks and sticks being shot. [ gunfire ] >> to regroup and try to move forward. they start to use that truck as cover, moving forward t
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 4:00pm PST
to have cars, so their children are more likely to use public transportation. my mother has a car. i do not. i use public transportation to go places, and i cannot get a fast pass because i do not have a job. that is something that i worry about every month. the fare increases affect day- to-day activities, which can affect the community in the long run. there are activities and programs which would mean there are more people without things to do, and they will miss out on parks, public libraries, and even the employment opportunities. i am not the only person affected. i have two letters from members who could not attend today due to the time scheduling of the hearing. although they could not attend today, they have expressed their stories in brief letters to let you know that it is just not what they want. i am here to express the youth point of view in the crisis. this is only part of those who have been impacted by the fare increases. thank you. chairman nolan: thank you. next speaker. secretary boomer: [reading names] >> i work with low-income high school students in the mission an
NBC
Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
begin with breaking news. the u.s. supreme court has sided with the fundamentalist church member who carried out anti-gay protests outside of two church funerals. this coupled at court ruling to that father of a lance corporal snyder. and albert snyder sued church members after the picketed outside the church where his son's funeral was being held. we will have reaction to the court's ruling tonight on 11 news at 5:00 and 6:00. you can read the supreme court's ruling. we opposed it on our web site, wbaltv.com, under hot topics. we invite you to share your comments on today's ruling. wherethe middle east forces are battling for role of the cities. >> for the first time since opposition forces seized control of this portion of libya, muammar gaddafi has struck back. he hit the town on the mediterranean coast. it is an oil facility primarily. there is a university there. this seemed to take opposition forces by surprise. they were reinforced in the back and forth battle has taken place. this has really become the western front of opposition forces. they have been sending reinforcements
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 5:15am EST
, improving accessibility and improving the input is going to take us a long way in achieving the results that we all want which is giving the pco access to unfettered information that will show the true performance of contracts whether it's in a contingency environment or not. thank you. >> mr. carroll, any comment? >> from an ig perspective, we think it's huge. but that perspective comes from a real accountability perspective. we don't take into account that the agency still has to get the work done, and i'm not saying that's the reason why you should overlook contractor past performance. you absolutely should overlook contractor past performance. but i would say that the past and the present could be two different thicks. -- things. and if these organizations based on our audits, investigates or -- investigations or whatever action taken, if their current situation reflects a change in attitude, change in focus, change in performance, then i wouldn't see why you wouldn't use a contractor going forward if they have made changes in their processes for accountability. >> i guess one of th
CNN
Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
>>> we want to thank you for being with us this morning. he be back tomorrow bright and early at 6:00 eastern. >> we have what is going on in wisconsin and washington with the budget and we have got what is going on in libya. carol costello picks it up for us right now with "cnn newsroom." a busy more thannining for you >> enough to make your head spin. 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 out west. authorities take away charlie sheen's twin sons. we will show you the video in a few minutes. >>> you probably will pay more for gas today than yesterday. prices inch up farther as libya's chaos deepens but the cost of flying could double. in a couple of hours the senate passes a bill to keep the government running. a shutdown avoided for now. >>> but we begin in libya. a dictator strikes back. a nation teeters and your gas prices hang in the balance. earlier this morning, moammar gadhafi unleashed new military attacks on rebel strongholds and one affects your wallet. the down of al bregs a giant hub of oil industry and rebels edged near ajdabiya. some fear gadhafi could carry out a mas
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